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changed. khrushchev came to united states, and nikita khrushchev was my father and i am sergei khrushchev. and many interesting things there. political discussion. it was very serious talk, but also many funny things. and peter found all those funny things that he pulled them together in this book, showing how we can present the political person in the contemporary way you.and i'm trying to think at t time what i feel. and i was with my father on this trip. and for us, it was like -- for the christopher columbus discovery of america. and we discovered america for ourselves. we knew about america, but what we knew, america very different. we knew something that we learn from the 19th century america. and then this new world and we tried to find out how books, i found this book very interesting, but i just wanted detail of this book of the story, but from that aside, my first wish, was what you wrote this book. 50 years ago, visit from one leader of one country to the united states. i think there may be other leaders came here. sometimes khrushchev was eccentric. and president yeltsin was m
barrier, for these issues. in the united states we have the high-paying jobs here in the united states. host: how can this be done? caller: i am not certain about how you can do this. it seems that corporate america would rather pay the lower costs, then keeping the labor here in the united states. the government may be able to find a way to keep these jobs here in the united states. host: thank you very much. the "richmond times dispatch." they have a report on the comeback of the stock market, and how the seemed unimaginable. that is one take on the economy. baltimore, you are up right now. how are you doing? caller: i would say the number one policy issue for me is afghanistan. and there is the economy and jobs. i have done quite a bit of reading. this is reminding me of vietnam. i think that this is taking so many resources from the country and it will be hard to address any other problem. we are approaching this in the middle east, and this is not helping to solve the problems over there. more money should be devoted to domestic problems. i would like to see a lot done with public
is important, that is the new world we are operating in. the united states is not in decline, it's a relative decline compared to the others. there's no longer a role. or a dominant superpower, like the u.s. has been, with no questions asked. everybody asks questions, everybody now has a place at the table, we have to get used to it. >> how can you say we're not in a state of decline? don't you think it really wasn't so much the rise of the rest, we sank so low, everybody else seems higher. >> well, i think the last decade has been tough for america. but this shift is inevitable. these countries are growing middle classes, they all want to have homes, cars, and flat screen televisions too. it's naterica will decline economically, but i think politically, america is still the convening power that these countries don't have. there's no beijing consensus yet that's replacing the washington consensus. >> i think we have to look at 2009, the decade, we all want this year to be over. we agree on that. although we're dealing with major trends which go over a decade or more, it was 2009 that we were
a collection called the frost collection. they are often the united states. >> what is the one behind your desk? >> these are the two from the national gallery. those of my number one favorite. >> tell us about anyone that comes to mind. >> we are taking part in the washington national opera production. it welcomes guests at various times. we welcome to the ambassador of russia, the ambassador of hungary, and then greeted the three supremes. we marched out into the stage. >> what about the gavels? >> they were given to me by various people. they have all have inscriptions. there is a photograph of there. that was taken in 1978. they are judging the court at the university of california berkeley law school. it is one of my fondest remembrances. he was still in very good health. >> when you work in an office like this, what atmosphere do you want? does it matter to you where you are we need to your writing and reading? >> am i to be an acquired taste. i like to have my law clerks at hand. in my regular chambers, all were inside chambers. now i have two that are in that office and tw downo the hal
that are due here, bound here for the united states and, of course, also that intelligence review under way to take into account all of the different agencies and, david, they're all going to meet here tuesday in the situation room after the president returns from his vacation. the president is going to hear from them in person individually. david? >> speaking of the situation room, people may be confused. when we report on events, this bombing in pakistan, 40 killed at a volleyball tournament, how does information go from the situation room to the president? is there somebody who essentially represents the situation room with the president in hawaii, who keeps the president up to speed? >> reporter: the president has a full complement of staff with him in hawaii. of course another entity that has come under fire here was created after 9/11 by an upshot of the committee recommendations, the national terrorism center, that is supposed to assimilate all the information and connect the dots, a phrase we're hearing again in the last few days as we heard after 9/11. all the information we're tal
full time members of my staff. some in lonn, some in the united states. we used our proper names, told our back grounds. the people we met with, counter parties on the russian side used phony names. one was stations in seattle, silicon valley, one in washington. so, the game that got played is to thwart anything we would do. this is the group we had to work with. there we are looking in the open source trying to gain the cooperation from these other people, where we got absolutely nowhere. they played with us. but what did work is a lot of people came forward with information. some accurate, some inaccurate. so you have to parse through it. >> charlie: what was the most interesting information that came forward? >> the single most intriguing were a series of commodity related businesses that traded off getting commodities out of russia. things like a moa pneumonia, fertilizer. these were basic money laundering operations for them. they operated all over the world. when these things happen some of it always sticks to of the people responsible for distributing it. it doesn't all go to th
these brave americans were among a long line of patriots who made a great sacrifice. the united states would not be able to maintain the freedom and security without the men and women from the cia. the agency declined to talk about the work. one of the victims is survived by his wife and three children. >> the kids are some of the nicest kids. it the's just really a shame people all over the world are missing their loved ones at a time when they should be enjoying one another. >> in langley, virginia, flags fly at half-staff. no word on funeral or memorial service. >>> a man accused of trying to blow up a plane on christmas day has ties to the ft. hood assassin. a classified rept se to president obama reveals u.s. agencies have enough intelligence to prevent the attack. pilots are upset they weren't warn after the attempted attack. >> there were 3,500 flights airborne over the united states at the time. who can guarantee there wasn't another event to happen. >>> five men with ties to the washington area detained in pakistan could spend the rest of their lives behind bars there. the men were
to describe it. you can say turbulent or chaotic. it is a bloodbath of a year. in the united states, sales will be on the lowest level on a per capita basis since the late 950s. >> tell us some factors that contributed to that year in autos. >> it has been building since 2007 with the collapse in the housing market then we had, in the auto industry, i don't think people realized, the recession didn't start with lehman brothers, it happened before that with collapsing consumer confidence with housing going down in '07 in ski auto marks like california and florida. so even throughout '08 you had gas prices just killing detroit in particular which is much more relying on the light truck segment. then lehman happened and all that just just cascaded into 20d let to massive collapses, each month the sales numbers were horrendous and we're down year to date 24% and the only bright idea was cash for clunkers. >> was that program a big success? can you call cash for clunkers a successful program? >> yes, because it wasn't too long to the point where it is going to pull a ton of 2010 deman in 2009.
-- >> that i will execute the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> that i will execuexecute -- >> faithfully execute -- execute the office faithfully. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ applause ] >> bret: on january 20, 2009, barack obama became the 44th president of the united states. the first of african-american heritage. and it was a busy year for the president. he reached out to the world's muslims in a speech in cairo on june 4. on august 6, president obama's pick for supreme court justice sonia sotomayor became the third female and the first hispanic to sit on the u.s. supreme court. on october, 14 president's approval rate fell below 50%. we have a.b. stodder, and charles cradock. it was quite a year for the president. charles? >> it began with this wonderful festival of inauguration day. where i think the pride people held across the country was near universal. electi
rrounding the case, a kind of tsle between iraq and the united states over who would try them. who did the ited states assure the iraqito get these meback to the united states? >> well, their governmen wasn't going to allow -- the united states govement was to the going to allow the men to be tried in ira i thk there was a feeling at that would have set a really dangerous pcedent fomilitary personnel and u.s. contractors workingn war zones. so the case s brought to washgton. it was kind of an precedented case bringing u.s. contractors to washington for a tri for a crime allegedly coited in a war zone. and baghd, people in iraq have reay wanted to know w is this going to play out. how is the u.s. dicial system going to hale this case? are we going to get stice? so judge ricardo you arebina led today. what did he say. he w the he sense the ruli and what reasons did he give for it? >> he threw out the tire case. he dmissed the indictment againsall five member. and the reason was he basically said that prosecutors ossed the line. and theyishandled eviden. whatappened is after the shooting
in places like amsterdam, in europe and on flights that are bound for the united states, chris. >> there's also, mike, as you know, a new snag in the confirmation process of president obama's nominee too head the tsa, erroll southers, what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that confirmation had been voted out of the committee on the senate and was due to be held on the senate floor, but there was a hold put on by conservative senator from south carolina, jim demint. he was concerned that southers would encourage the unionization of the transportation security agency, of course, that is another entity that was created in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. but now some new information. mr. southers, while an fbi agent, some 20 years ago ran a law enforcement background check for his own personal purposes. his estranged wife's boyfriend, he ran a check on, and apparently, initially, he kept some of that information from the committee. now there's something of a controversy. the white house as recently as yesterday is standing behind this nominee, erroll southers, to be the head of the tsa
in the united states? >> prohibition will start actually in jangly 16, 1920, once the 18th amendment was ratified. but it was actually part of a century long movement to ban on-call in this country. that movement was called the temperance movement. the idea behind their temperance meant to moderate one striking, but by the 1820s, the movement decided that people have to abstain for political on-call. this was led by evangelical protestant churches starting in the 18 teams and they believe that alcohol was simple, it was wrong. they called it demon rum. associate alcohol with a double. and therefore, everybody had to stop ringing altogether. this movement lasted a century long. their idea was to clean up and sober up american society and eventually end up with a decent middle class, largely white-based protestant american society. and ultimately they got their way in prohibition itself. which was a constitutional amendment, 18th amendment, to ban alcohol in america, and that went into effect in 1920. prohibition lasted only less than 14 years because of extreme civil disobedience. the
at our united states marine corps leaders of the game. tracy smith leading all scorers with 14. scott wood hit two threes early but then wasn't heard from much the rest of the half. javier gonzalez with five points. brandon evans leading unc greensboro with eight. kyle randall with six points. sidney lowe talking to his team. trying to find the magic that they had early in the first half because they sure lost it in the last five or six minutes as unc greensboro made a great comeback. >> mike g.: and i love the energy that korey van dussen brought out there. i thought that was a big spark for them. defensively their zone was very active. nc state had a lot of problems with it. >> mike h.: we'll remind you for unc greensboro, two key players, mikko koivisto and pete brown are not available tonight. give uncg even more credit for what they've done hanging close here with nc state. spartans with just two wins on this season and nine losses. and, again, this is their fifth acc team that they have played. they'll play six in all. they play maryland on sunday. >> mike g.: w
an aircraft. and there were 3,500 flights airborne over the united states at the time. and who can guarantee that there wasn't another event about to happen on one of those flights as well? >> reporter: the u.s. is trying to convince european nations to use more full-body scanners to pick up suspected bombers. britain's prime minister, gordon brown, has called for an international summit on terror in late january to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. and the senate intelligence committee will be conducting its own investigation to find out why there was so much miscommunication among antiterror agencies. those hearings begin january 21st. jennifer johnson, nbc news, washington. >>> conservative radio host rush limbaugh was released from a hawaii hospital today. he was ten there wednesday after having chest pains while on vacation in haonolulhonolulu. today, limbaugh said tests showed nothing wrong with his heart. >>> still ahead on "news4 at 6" this evening, making it out of a fire alive. we'll tell you what one family did right. >>> find out why a deadly bombing at a cia camp m
this group of progressives plans on doing. bill: but, isn't itbi true that the united states of america is a compassionate nation that provides safety nets for people so i'm not opposed to poor people having access to health care if they can't afford it. what are you going to do? let them die on the streets. >> of course not. bill: some little kid gets sick and parents don't have any money. what are you going to do. >> tell me all the street corners and towns where people are dying on the streets because they don't have health care. bill: they go to the emergency room. >> that's exactly right. listen, whatly obama is doing, this is just the first step to getting rid of the private sector health care. if you look at the c.b.o. numbers, this is going to cost us an extra trillion dollars in debt in the next nine years. and it's only going to leave 39 million people without health care. we need to be responsible for -- we need to be in the system. right now the doctor will say i'm going to run all these tests. really care because you are not paying for it. bill: lead me ask you this questio
against the united states. he is now taking over essentially a key position that has previously been ouheld by zawahiri. >> the yemen government upset about the information not shared by the united states government what do you make of the apparent lack of cooperation? >> it's dot ye protest too much by the yemeni government. they don't have a central authority and they haven't always acted in unison with u.s. interests. i don't necessarily fault the u.s. with not sharing intel. there may be other reasons for not sharing it. one, fearing it might leak to terrorists themselves. the yemeny government knows full well the scores of british, american and other students studying in madras schools and they don't need the u.s. government to deny these people visas. >> the reports that the president wanted on reports yesterday. intelligence agencies compiling information. is there a key question you want answered right away? >> who makes it is decision for elevating from somebody to a watchlist to a no-fly list who is responsible for the fusion of intelligence? all of the different pieces of
sit in the united states or in afghanistan and never get your feet dirty, then all of a sudden you're basically useless. that's what makes this hard. for the future, to address your question, what they have to do is continue to get into the field, to get into the cities, to get closer to the pak border to understand what's going on, to understand what drives the taliban and i think most importantly to find a way to give the people of afghanistan an alternative to the taliban. that is critical here and really what comes next. >> gary, there's a report by the associated press that the person responsible for the suicide bombing -- we haven't been able to independently verify this -- may have been in the process of being courted as an informant, might have been the first time on this forward operating base and he was not searched on the way in. does that sound like standard operating procedure to you? >> that would be very unusual. any time i handled volunteers or walk-ins, we would conduct a physical search. you'll have to wait for an investigation. three years ago in afghanistan at o
rules to assure ourselves that we can avoid the kind housing bubble that had in the united states. certainly, debt levels in canada are on the high side. there are nowhere near the kind of situation we have seen in the united states. i do think families out there should remember -- mortgage rates really are at not just historic lows but unusual lows. it is inevitable that interest rates will be higher. families should budget accordingly. >> the deficit is forecast for $56 billion. you seem to be telling us that we can move forward and cover-up this deficit without tax hikes. >> we need to exercise discipline. we have to put our deficit into perspective. it sounds large. our deficit is one of the smallest in the world. and we have low debt levels. there was a spiral in the 1980's and the 19th mid 90's. we have had a tough economic times to help people and to help the unemployed, help stimulate job creation. when the recession ends, we have to reestablish fiscal discipline. we will not be raising taxes, but will be making sure growth is very much contained in the future and? the tax
and actually seeing seeing hatred then and love now it's wonderful. >> god bless. god bless the united states of america. >> wow. hard to remove yourself as a newsperson from the emotions and the history of that day, but standing all the way down there at the lincoln memorial with reggie and with other folks that we had never met before it was profound. it was as profound a moment as i have ever experienced in this field. >> if you don't mind me saying this, you got emotional watching it. >> yeah just watching it. i was able to go as a citizen. many of us came to town i get emotional thinking about it. i came from parents who had to go to n many cases segregated schools. my integrated the university i eventually attended. it's hard to separate the emotion. >> my parents, the things they went through, things my grandparents went through, on that day, it was an african-american being sworn in as president of the united states. >> um-hum. >> you were sitting in that crowd, and you looked around and you saw people who had made it in wheelchairs and walkers, on this bitter c
. the united states and the afghan government are facing multiple adversaries. there are multiple enemies. there are criminals. there are members of the taliban. there are members of al qaeda. and then there are tribal pashtun groups that are jockeying for power that had been doing so since the duran line was drawn between pakistan and afghanistan arbitrarily, separating tribes. and to be able to figure out who your adversary is, who is attacking you, requires you to engage the indigenous populations. it requires you to spot, assess, recruit, and train spies and launch them into the populations so that you can get accurate, eyes-on information to be able to target, because from that location, they have been targeting successfully and killing members of the hagani group, al qaeda, and senior taliban leaders. >> all right. so, some of the reports here, ken, is that the suspect was brought in as a potential informant, that they were going through the process of determining whether he could become one. what do they do to understand whether that is possible and whether it's safe to do so? >> w
of these? help you decide how much the way the united states has a? how much as the world changed in 1989? >> [unintelligible] i talk about how i'd talked about the punctuated. he did not believe that was true. he believe the record should you have long periods of equilibrium better punctuated by a dramatic changes. it casses of over much of the future. -- it casts itself over much of the future. this is what it is referring to prepare to your question, i would respond, if you do not know it, it ain't one. it is really clear that something is qualitatively or quantitatively different at the core. the of the way question is a choice of the policy maker. that is something that is really clear. you come up with order quickly. you keep your enemies off balance. >> at the same time the berlin wall opened, everyone would have known. they talked about the east germans and an open the berlin wall. i think if you are policymaker, you cannot anticipate something like this you have to deal with the. it cannot be anticipated. the momentum of the event carried it forward. in the collapse of the soviet
. >> we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the united states of america. >> the problem with the constitution -- right? yeah. didn't go for the redistribution of wealth. crazy constitution without that! >> one of the i think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement because so court-focussed, i think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributed change. >> glenn: you at seiu, your agendas, might -- yeah, i love that. >> your agenda has been my agenda in the united states senate. before debating healthcare. i talked to andy stern in seiu members. >> glenn: i feel like in the last year i spent my whole life representing your agenda, america's agenda. can you believe it's been a year? >>> up next, want to play a game? still ahead, the most talked about moments ever on the show. can you guess which one that was? when glenn beck's new year's countdown returns. ♪ ♪ >>
: wendell goler, thanks very much. at the stroke of midnight something that's been part of the united states for nearly a century will go away. but only for one year. the estate tax is being put on hold for 2010. you probably heard as it referred to as the death tax by people opposed to it. simply put, the government takes a big chunk of whatever is left behind by wealthy americans when they die. right now the exemption is $3.5 million per person. anything less than that doesn't get taxed so it doesn't affect most people. starting at midnight tonight and through next year it won't effect anyone. here is what the story gets a bit morbid. some wealthy people nearing the end of their lives have actually been taking the temporary repeal of the estate tax into account in their plans. lawyers have even reported people putting provisions in their health care proxies that allow their loved ones to consider changes in the estate tax law which making life and death decisions. in other words, don't pull the plug until the tax goes away. well, now people are asking what the tax will look like if and whe
, millions of contacts per day are made in the united states official who are here illegally. an identification system, such as a driver's license or identification card, will come into the hands of millions of times a day for a variety of reasons. the authenticity of these documents is what pass id and sure. thank you. >> thank you, sheriff. that is a helpful testimony. next, the director of the federal relations at the national governors' association. we think you for working closely with our staff and the staff at the department of homeland security to put together pass id we welcome your testimony. >> thank you, chairman of a leader in -- chairman of lieberman. happy birthday to you, sir. my soon to be boss, governor douglas, has already spoken. i will be brief. i will reiterate some of the instructions that were given to nga by governors. douglas talked about governors coming together and talking about the issue. it is remarkable when governors come together because they are able to talk just as governors. how you have to make the state run? what is unique about that pos
we. >> host: this is what is so disturbing about what you just described. in the united states in the year 2009, in the 21st century that we have these kinds of intimidation tactics and strong-arm tactics to silence people with legitimate points of view. again nobody is going on the air yelling fire in a crowded theater. we are simply expressing a legitimate political point of view and what we have now are the stock police said, from milak, the thought police, he mentioned orwellian. that is exactly what it is where you feel you have to waferboard and if you come out with a joke-- those of us to do three hours on the air every day five days a week, sometimes six days a week, you find yourself weighing every word, maybe holding ireton because you are afraid that the thought police might come at you oris you say put it in some form of perverse content, ms. characterize it, plastered all over the place and you will lose revenue or your radio stations might get hurt. >> guest: i have given up on that. i don't care anymore. i just state what i feel and i have been attacked over so m
flights airborne over the united states at the time and who can guarantee that there was not another even about to happen on one of those flights. >> the u.s. is now trying to convince european nations to use more full body scanners. britain's prime minister has called for an international summit on to ever in late january to talk about preventing future terrorist attacks. >> the senate intelligence committee will be conducting its own investigation to find out why there was so much miscommunication. of those hearings begin on january 21. >> if you have never participated, you might think those poor bear jumpers are nats. but why would they do it twice? >> losing weight in getting in shape tops the list when it comes to new year's resolutions. coming up, we will show you people that are getting >> to win, you have to love sports and have the world's largest bladder. he is one of four finalists in the annual ultimate cost to no contest. the battle to see who can watch the most consecutive hours sports. and they can only go to the bathroom every eight hours. if the contest started at 11:00
and the interest of the whole of russia. >> will rush to help the united states after it falls apart? -- will russia helped the united states after it falls apart? >> this will also affect us. the united states is the greatest power. we have relationships. partners. the world economy is connected with invisible threads to the economy of the united states. to which someone certain problems -- to wish someone certain problems, it would be better to be in a favorable world than a world of catastrophes. from the bottom of my heart, i congratulate you on your 55th birthday and wish you success. [applause] all the people in the studio support me in my congratulations. i worked at a factory and there are just wishes. i will leave them outside the program. one more question connected with the invalids who lost their functions. i have spoken about this. i will not repeat this bridge -- i will not repeat this. no one has the right to send in the lives -- invalids to be reassessed. why aren't all labor body people working? i agree with that. tthe gap between the large incomes and the minimal in
on ♪ . . >> ladies and gentlemen, republican leader of the united states, the hon. john boehner. >> today we honor our 15th president, abraham lincoln. we also honor the work of the lincoln bicentennial commission. there are holding hundreds of events encumbrances across america to celebrate -- all across; american to celebrate lincoln. he spoke about equality. as we all know from our history, our entire went after the invention of the cotton in jim prada -- after the cotton gin. families were torn apart and sold. abraham lincoln's rise to the white house paralyzed the tension in america over slavery. by 1854, the republican party was formed to oppose slavery and then spent in the territories. by 1858, lincoln himself warned that a house divided could not stand. like most leaders, lincoln could see but could do little to slow the downward spiral of our union. six weeks after his election in november 1860, the union was dissolved and [unintelligible] the war claimed more american lives than all other wars that we have been involved in. between 1861 and 1865, 620,000 americans died in battle or by d
can't, but i know through 2007 there were about 800,000 clean energy jobs in the united states. >> over what time period? >> in 2007, which is the last year we have data for. but more importantly, the rate of growth in clean energy jobs over the previous ten years was two and a half times of ordinary jobs. >> where do you get that from? >> the pew environment center came up with that. it includes people work building wind turbines, making energy efficient windows, installing insulation, putsing up solar panels, all those jobs are counted as clean energy jobs. >> president obama's stimulus plan was supposed to create x number of jobs and clearly it didn't. green energy jobs, how many green energy jobs do you think will be created if we has cap and trade? do you have a number. >> yes. there's one number from the university of massachusetts says that the stimulus package, combined with the global warming bill, will create about 1.7 million jobs. a study by the university of illinois says about 2 million jobs by 2020. >> by 2020? >> net. >> that's a very long time. >> that's a lot
. >> i do not think there was ever a country that was as unchallenged on two oceans as the united states. >> righto. >> once this emerged, and polk at this moment is a political has been. he had lost twice. he had a good career in the house, 14 years, speaker of the house for two terms. chairman of the ways and means committee. governor of tennessee. then he was-then he was defeated by a young upstart backwoodsman who was a backwoodsman. polk prided himself on his knowledge and was very serious. jim jone was the tall guy from the back woods who ran rings around him in terms of the rhetoric of the campaign. he lost twice, so he was considered washed up. then this explosion occurred, and two very significant developments occurred. henry clay, who is going to be the wig presidential nominee, came out against the immediate annexation of texas. and martin van buren also did, and it weren't -- a ruin their careers. at the democratic convention in baltimore, then during could not get the nomination, and they needed a compromise candidate. james polk came out of the ashes of his career to get th
to >>> happy new year to you. 4:54 is our time. 36 degrees out there. as we zoom in on the united states capitol on this very first day of january 2010. good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. we'll start things off as we always do with meteorologist veronica johnson. warmer today? >> warmer today but boy we got some big changes on the way. in fact, it's going to be the coldest air moving in since last winter, you guys. >> what? >> i know. i know. of course i'm the bearer of bad news. >> of course you are. >> today we're going to be warming up. it's 36 degrees in the district in adams morgan. aspen hill and bethesda and leesburg 33 degrees. south of the area, through northern neck, richmond over to maryland eastern shore there's a dense fog advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. today. so visibility, those will start to improve later today. 42 degrees the high today. mostly cloudy skies. jerry? >> happy new year to you. good morning, everyone. take a live look at maryland. capital beltway around college park nothing out of the ordinary. surprising number of people out there and lots of
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women worldwide, not just in the united states, so that theme certainly resonated throughout this book and resonated with so many of us. women wrote about -- you know, we are very spiritual people. and prayer is very important. and many women wrote to say that they are praying for the obamas, certainly for the safety of the obamas, the well-being of the obamas. and prayer is very important. and that they want michelle to know that we pray for you. we're praying for you you. we'll continue to pray for you and for your safety. and while no one mentions the a-word in terms of president obama we all know it's in the back of our minds and so those prayers and those well wishes are expressed as well. and women talked about the ancestors. as peggy said the historical role that we have played in this country to have the ancestors looking down on the obamas smiling because now we have a black family that's walking into the front door of the white house that was built by who? the slaves who couldn't only come in through the back doors. and so again i think that the expressions and the themes tha
interface with united states senators, congressmen and members of their sjñ and says and hear firsthand from them what it was like to be communicated to on an issue by an nra member. seeing just mail bucket after mail bucket after mail bucket of letters and seeing phone logs, page after page after page of nra members and gun owners making their views known on a particular issue. so that was very rewarding. now as the director of the grassroots it's my job to make sure our lobbying team has that air support when they go in to talk to a member of congress in a way of hundreds if not hundreds or7;é tens of thousand communications from their prosecond amendment constituents. one of the most important things to understand about the nra is who is our base?yúm who is it that we are targeting for education and mobilization? first and foremost we're talking about nra's nearly 4 million dues-paying members which makes us one of the largest organizations in the country. i sometimes would do panels from my from the aarp and my jaw will hit the floorçnh when theywúbof their 40 million members so 4 m
. >>> an optimistic new year's resolution for north korea and it involves the united states. >> coming up next, could the north be ready to turn over a new leaf? >>> as we go it a break -- to a break, here are some scenes from last night. you are watching fox 5 morning news.  >>> more violence in pakistan to start off the new year. pakistani officials say three people were killed in a u.s. missile strike near the afghan border. that missile strike hit a car carrying alleged mill tabts which u.s. officials believe are threatening the war effort in neighboring afghanistan. -- that missile strike hit a car carrying alleged militants. >>> a new year and a new north korea? the communist country used its annual knew year's message to call for relations with the united states. the comment could signal the regime is ready to return to international talks. >>> the federal judge has thrown out the case against blackwater security guards charged with killing civilians in iraq. a blackwater convoy opened fire on a crowd of unarmed iraqis at an intersection in baghdad in september 2007.
way that we can participate in this national conversation, call us in the united states, the number is 1-877-742-5751. the flu? isn't that just for old people? no. especlly not this year. with the h1n1 flu virus... teens and adults under 25 like us... are at higher risk of getting sick with the flu. that's why i'm getting vaccinated. i'm getting vaccinated. i'm getting vaccinated. i'm getting vaccinated. vaccination is safe. it's the best way to prevent the flu... and protect myself... my family... my roommates... my friends. get the facts at flu.gov. together, we can all fight the flu. >>> welcome back. i'm rick sanchez. you haven't heard the last of this one. this came across this morning. are you ready for this? the federal government, the feds have now joined in an investigation into two professional basketball players, nba players, who reportedly drew guns in their team's locker room, against each other. here are the players, gilbert arenas and javariscrittenton, both play for the wizards. they were the bullets before they changed their name to the wizards for pr reasons. the "
to the united states before the plane leaves. and they said, no, we can't do that. now we get them about an hour before the flights leave. but that took months and months and actually over a year, maybe two years, of constant lobbying and cajoling to get the european parliament to come around. that was after 9/11, after a successful terror attack. the question here will be after what was thank heavens an unsuccessful terror attack will european authorities be willing to take these very controversial steps by using full-body imageing scanners? >> a lot of people remember after 9/11 if you bought a ticket with cash or one way or one way and didn't have baggage, you automatically were subjected to prps an extra screening and people were wondering how come those circumstances didn't trigger something in this case. >> i think that's an excellent question and i think there's a good answer to it. first of all, do you ever travel without checking your bags? i certainly do. should that be an immediate warning sign? many people actually travel from overseas without checking their bags. so that isn't neces
the government pay for poor people's healthcare? healthcare? >>.bill: isn't it true that the united states of america is a compassionate nation which providesat safety nets for peop. i'm not opposed to poor people having access to healthcare if they can't afford it. what are you going to do, let them die in the street? >> of course, not. tell me all g the street corners in all the towns where people are dieing in the streets because they don't have healthcare. bill: theyte go to the emergency rooms. >> exactly. what obama is doing -- this is the first step getting rid of the private sector healthcare. thisca is going to cost us an extrnoa trillion dollars in debt an.we need to be in the system. right now the doctor will stay i'm going to run all these tests. you don't care because you are not paying for it. >> name a couple republicans you backed. >> a couplego republicans? i can't off the top of my head. >>er i get nervous when you put the glasses on. when you put they on i get nervous. youal are reading a little thin. >> what are you insinuating here. bill: you beat that guy up. obviousl
is failure. united states is fled cotry. it's a fail ste. it's a failed constition. in fact the constitutiohas been taken away. >> charliewait a nute. you just sit here and said with great clarity homuch you admireheresident for his intelligence. >> i didn't finish my sentence. right my sentence is: he takes for granite that war is our normal ate. well, i'm not saying heikes . i rather think being an intelligentan who s read a bookr two doesn't like it. but he's up against a media that is going o about our boys a in has way. we can do anything to disturb them in harms way. all of is jk being fed to the people has made us a jky pele. theyon't know anything. don't you get the estion i get all th time. who,do you read that? w do you know what is going on? i id well i had the luck to live five orix years in europe. the newsper are betr abo american news than os. you never ar when you he generaelectric owning nbc. khafrplt of. >>> charlie: ey're selling the war. >> they're sellinghe war. you never getruth out of them. >> charlie: prident gets criticis from some places because hea
-old had a valid multiple entry visa to enter the united states. experts say the failures exposed by this episode will likely cat lies change. >> view this as an opportunity. it's a painful one but view it as an opportunity to solve some of the things that have been stuck either in the budget process, the policy process. get things done. >> reporter: communication intercepts of extremists in yemen picked up between august and october discussed operations and someone called the nigerian and a partial name, umar farouk. umar farouk abdulmutallab, yemen, extremism, all came to the attention of u.s. intelligence again the very next month when the 23-year-old's father came to the u.s. embassy in nigeria, but no one made the connection. >> i'm sympathetic to the problem of what we sometimes call intelligence overload. so much information comes in, how do you separate what we call the signal from the rest of the noise. and often it's very difficult to do. >> reporter: there were other missed clues. a british decision to deny him a visa. abdulmutallab's cash purchase of a ticket, the fact
, a suicide bomber kills seven cia employees, and the united states vowing to strike back. >>> and this does not look like a whole lot of fun. lines at the airport. we are used to that, right? and if you know somebody who is flying or if you are flying, heads up there are new rules in effect that will definitely affect you. >>> happy 2010. bringing in the new year with celebrations all around the world here on this friday morning. >> good morning, everybody. happy new year. january 1, 2010. i am brooke baldwin in for heidi collins. today is 1-1-2010. you are in the news room. first up, a vow of retribution. the victims of the suicide bombing attack. what were they doing? they were there in the country working at the forward operating base. look at the map. this is eastern afghanistan. not too far from the pakistan border. chris lawrence has more. >> cnn has learned a father of three children was one of the americans killed in afghanistan. harold brown died in wednesday's suicide bombing. unlike their military counterparts, most cia officers served in the shadows, names unknown to many americ
-payer option like they have in canada. there should not be one person in the united states who does not have health insurance. >> so you want government to take it all over. >> just like it does for medicare, for people whoever over 65. >> why should everyone take care of the people that are uninsured? >> why does it take four years to get there? why don't they start taxing us now? sean: the remember the town halls that took place a lot this summer? one woman that made a lot of national attention was katie abrams. she then became a guest on this program right here. but you may remember this from this past year. >> i don't believe this is just about health care. it's not about tarp, it's not about left and right. this is about the systematic dismantling of this country. i'm only 35 years old. i have never been interested in politics. you have awakened sleeping giants. >> you're going to bankrupt this country, you and the democrats, and you are making a mistake. >> i'm sorry, sir, but i don't understand your mentality. what do you think you accomplish by yelling? what do you accomplish by yell
. the united states would not be able to michael jackson tornado the freedom and security that we cherish without decades of service from the dedicated men and women of the cia. the agency declined to provide details on the casualties from the attack or the nature of the work terrify base. one of the victims, 37-year-old harold brown jr. lived in fairfax county, virginia. he is survived by his wife and threechildren, ages 2, 10 and 12. >> they just moved into our neighbor. the kids are some of the nicest kids. it's just, you know, really a shame that people all over the world are missing loved ones at a time we should be enjoying each other. >> reporter: at cia headquarters in langley, virginia, flags flew at half-staff. >>> no word yet on any funeral or memorial service plans for any of the victims. >>> intelligence sources are now looking at a connection between the man accused of air fare tempting to blow up a plane on christmas day and a muslim cleric linked to the accused fort hood gunman. the suspected bomber spoke with the cleric several times last fall. a classified report sent to
. people who are bound here to the united states, chris. >> all right, thanks very much, mike. and happy new year to you. >> happy new year, chris. >>> a senior white house official tells "the new york times," all detainee transfers out of guantanamo bay back to yemen have been put on hold indefinitely. six were released last week. at least 80 still remain. about half of the prison's entire population. but two of the 14 released during the bush administration are now in the top ranks of al qaeda in yemen. stopping the release of these detainees is only one of many issues drawing cries from both democratic and republican critics in the wake of last week's terror attempt. let's bring in democratic strategist, chris kofinis and brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. chris, the white house reportedly made the decision weeks ago, but then released those six last week because the justice department already had given clearance. even the senate intelligence committee chair, democrat diane fi finestein has been joining calls for this. what is going to happen as we hea
of "a people's history of sports in the united states." >> host: welcome to "after words." i'm dave zirin, i'm the sports editor for the nation magazine, and i'm absolutely thrilled to be interviewing a man who has written a tremendous biography about the greatest pound-for-pound boxer of the 20th century. that boxer's name is walker smith jr. better known as sugar ray robinson, and the author is wil haygood. how you doing, sir? >> guest: i'm good. great to be here. >> host: it's good to have you. >> guest: i really do think this book is a tremendous ak450e6789, so congratulations right away. >> guest: thank you very much. thank you. >> host: you are not a sports biographer by trade. >> guest: right. >> host: why did you decide to spend five years of your life writing about sugar ray robinson? >> guest: well, i had written two previous biographies, one of adam clayton powell and the other the entertainer, sammy davis jr. so i started thinking, if i could find another subject that interested me, i'd have a trilogy. three major biographies. and i wanted adam powell, of course, a polit
that the federal judiciary should draw on the talent of all the people of the great united states and not just some of them. >> what did you do in his administration? >> i was on the u.s. court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. >> before that, you had not had any government experience? >> before that i had been a law teacher for 17 years and general counsel for the american civil liberties union. >> you were before the court representing the aclu? >> representing a client that was supported by the aclu. >> what is the difference between standing in front of the court and then being on the other side? >> on the other side, you ask the questions, and being at the council podium, you answer questions. >> from your own experience of standing before the court, have been treated the attorneys in a differently because you have that experience originally? >> i think have a keen understanding of what it is like to be on the receiving end of questions. but i also know that as an attorney, i welcomed questions from the bench. some lawyers regard questions as an interruption in an eloquent speech that they have
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